Allsorts Youth Project will be participating in World Mental Health Day 2011 taking place on October 10thSeptember 23rd, 2011 by Admin
Allsorts Youth Project will be participating in World Mental Health Day 2011 taking place on October 10th.
‘The Big Push’ campaign
On World Mental Health Day we will be launching an e-campaign with the use of Facebook and Twitter to promote awareness of LGBT youth mental health and well being.
Throughout the day we will be posting quotes and photos by LGBT youth from our book ‘Healthy Heads and Hearts’. We will also be posting photos and video clips with tips from Allsorts young people about how they look after their health and well being. As the campaign is participatory we’d be interested to hear our users and supporters tips and ideas on how they go about keeping a healthy head and heart.
The official hashtag for our campaign is #lgbtWMH11. Please feel free to participate and post your own status’ and tweets linking to the campaign.
Stamp out Stigma event with MindOUT
Allsorts will be supporting ‘Stamp Out Stigma’ an event organised byMindOUT, Brighton’s LGBT Mental health charity, invites you to join them on a walk of solidarity to end discrimination and stigma towards LGBT people who have mental health issues.
The annual walk is on Saturday October 8, 2011 (11.30am). Meet at Brighton Pier in your most outrageous footwear for a colourful walk along Brighton seafront, as part of World Mental Health Day and Time to Get Moving Week.
Walkers will be accompanied by a samba band and dancers from the Pier to the Peace Statue where prizes for the most outrageous footwear will be awarded.
Mental health matters and physical exercise can make a big difference to our well being. A short walk by the sea will leave you feeling refreshed, energised and ready to tackle stigma wherever you meet it!
For more information please see the MindOUT website: http://www.mindout.org.uk/events/